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Historic Yuma Theatre and the Yuma Civic Center offer a variety of stage shows and events, visit the city website for general events info or to purchase tickets online for selected events, go to this TicketSage page

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Please note, Heritage Festivals events in Historic Downtown are now under the direction of Perla Wicks - call 928-373-5028 (office) 928-581-4501 (cell) or email perla.wicks@yumaaz.gov.


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OCTOBER

October 18 (AWC Schoenning Conference Center)
Hospice of Yuma’s Annual Monster Mash.  For more info contact 928-343-2222 or visit www.hospiceofyuma.com

October 18  (Wellton Community Center)
36th Annual Tri-Valley Ambulance Benefit.  928-344-2000

October 21 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Knabenchor der Singakademie Frankfurt/ Oder, Germany - Yuma’s sister city Frankfurt/Oder’s Boys Choir will visit from Germany and show Yuma their craft.  From spiritual to worldly songs, the choir is sure to enchant you.  
For more info, call 928-373-5202.

October 23 (Riverside Outdoor Education Center)
Free Bicycle Safety Course
Every bicycle rider must know the rules of the road, just as a licensed driver of an automobile should.  Kids ages 6 and up are welcome to attend; all kids under 13 must be accompanied by a parent.  For more info, call 928-373-5243. 

October 23 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Forks Over Knives documentary empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition.  Presented by YRMC.  For more info, call 928-336-7005.  

October 25 (Fairgrounds)
Truck Show. For more info call 928-726-4420

October 25 (Yuma Catholic High School)
Red Ribbon Affair – Trunk or Treat!!
Join the Yuma County Anti-Drug Coalition and its partners for this festive event!  Food, performances, door prizes and a costume contest for all kids 17 and under.  

October 28 (AWC Schoenning Conference Center)
Heart of Yuma. This ceremony honors those who have “Made a Difference” in Yuma County. For more info, call 928-539-5343.

October 29 (Yuma County Library)
Haunted History
Learn about Yuma’s Haunted History from Tammy Snook of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area!  Come to the Heritage Library at 10:00a.m. or the Main Library at 3:00p.m.!  For more info, call 928-783-5415.

October 29 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
11th Annual Yuma Star
Come see Group 1 perform live for Round 1 of this beloved local singing competition!  Discover your favorites and then vote for them in their Group 1 Round 2 online voting!  For more information, call El Dorado Broadcasters at 928-344-4980 or visit YumaStar.com

October 30 (Yuma County Library – Heritage Branch)
Halloween Bag Decorating
Kids are invited to come and decorate their own Halloween candy bags at 3:30p.m. and then go Trick-or-Treating inside the library!  For more info and to reserve your spot, call Janie Ryan at 928-314-2454.

October 31 (Yuma Territorial Prison)
Scary & Safe Trick or Treat, 5:30-8pm  $1 admission.  Let kids collect candy through the old cell block from costumed volunteers. Proceeds benefit Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics.  Info call 928-783-4771 www.yumaprison.org
 

NOVEMBER

Sunrise Famers Market at Yuma Quartermaster Depot every Sunday
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  - free admission to park all day.
For more info call 928-782-0063 or www.yumafarmersmarket.com

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.

November 1 (Ray Kroc Baseball Complex)
2nd Annual Rio de Cerveza Brew Fest.  VIP admission noon, General Admission 1pm to 5pm. Benefits the Yuma Community Veterans Fund.  Music, food, fun & lots of BEER!  Don’t forget your pretzel necklaces & kilts! 928-783-0071 or 928-376-0100

November 1 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Habitat for Humanity Presents A Trebled Path
From the legendary virtuoso playing style of Caryl James Thompson to the nirvana sounds of Kinsey Phillips, these two pianists have defied the odds of entering into a realm of musicianship that has only been acquired by a rare few.   For more info, call 928-373-5202

November 1-2 (Fairgrounds)
Murphy’s Gun Show. For more info call 928-726-4420

November 3 (Picacho Family Dental)
Candy Buy Back!
Weigh in your Halloween Candy for money, 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.! 
For more info, call 928-344-3177

November 5 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
11th Annual Yuma Star
Come see Group 2 perform live for Round 1 of this beloved local singing competition!  Discover your favorites and then vote for them in their Group 2 Round 2 online voting!  For more information, call El Dorado Broadcasters at 928-344-4980 or visit YumaStar.com.  

November 7-9 (Fairgrounds)
V.W. Rally. For more info call 928-726-4420

November 8 (Fairgrounds)
Final Roller Derby Tournament. For more info call 928-726-4420

November 8 (Main Street)
21st Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts 10am-3pm.  928-373-5202

November 8 (Yuma Territorial Prison)
3:10 to Yuma annual fundraising dinner and auction to keep Yuma’s state historic parks vital and open to the public. For more info and tickets, call 928-373-5196, www.yumaprison.org

November 8 (AWC Margaret Page Amphiteatre)
“Classics by Moonlight”
Yuma Orchestra Association proudly presents “Classics by Moonlight” concert.  This year’s concert will feature live music to “Celebrate the American Spirit.”  For more info, call Janet at (928) 246-6715 or Kathy at (928) 314-0735.

November 14
Date Night – Join YVB for a gourmet dinner served in a date grove with a menu featuring Medjool dates. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

November 15 (Historic North End)
Yuma Medjool Date Festival (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) with activities, date demonstrations, recipe contests, speakers, plus scheduled bus tours to a local grower’s farm. Large date related machinery to be displayed on Main Street, plus food booths and vendors. For vendor applications, call Perlita Wicks at 928-373-5028, www.yumamedjooldatefestival.com

November 15 (Fairgrounds)
Fun Run. For more info call 928-726-4420 November 21-23 (West Wetlands Park) 24th Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival presented by the Caballeros de Yuma. Three days of balloon flights and a special evening glow Saturday night at Desert Sun Stadium. For more info contact 928-343-1715 or www.caballeros.org.

November 15 (YRMC Admin Building)
Cover Yuma County Day
Open enrollment for the Insurance Marketplace begins!  Organizations across Yuma County are uniting on the first day of open enrollment to help make sure Yuma County residents get insured.  For more info, call 928-336-7005. 

November 19 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
11th Annual Yuma Star
Come hear the best of the best perform live for the Finals of this beloved local singing competition and see who will be crowned 2014 Yuma Star Winner! For more information, call El Dorado Broadcasters at 928-344-4980 or visit YumaStar.com.  

November 20 (AWC/Downtown Yuma/ Yuma Palms)
The Great American Smokeout! 
Join YRMC and Yuma County Public Health Services District as they hit the town to discourage people in our community to kick the habit!  AWC Learning Resources Center = 9a.m. - 11a.m.; Downtown Yuma (Yuma Art Center) = 12p.m. – 2p.m.; Yuma Palms (Harkins) = 3p.m. – 5p.m. For more info, call 928-336-7005. 


November 21-23 (West Wetlands Park)
24th Annual Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival presented by the Caballeros de Yuma. Three days of balloon flights and a special evening glow Saturday night at Desert Sun Stadium. For more info contact 928-343-1715 or www.caballeros.org.

November 21 (Historic North End)
North End Art Walk, a low-key opportunity to meet and greet local artists at downtown businesses. For more info, call 928-373-5202.

November 22 (Yuma Civic Center)
YCAF & CE Community Bazaar. 180 crafters, door prizes, free kids face painting etc. For more info contact 928-373-5040

November 28-30 (Fairgrounds)
AKC Dog Show. For more info call 928-726-4420

November 29
Ken & Betty Borland’s Holiday Light Pageant & Tower Lighting featuring local entertainment, carols and the lighting of Friendship Tower. Event starts at dusk. For more info call 928-343-1715 or www.caballeros.org
 


DECEMBER

Farmers Markets:

Sunrise Farmers Market at Yuma Quartermaster Depot (free park admission) every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call 928-782-0063 or www.yumafarmersmarket.com.

Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru April 1. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru the last Saturday in March. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve. 

December 1 (Fairgrounds)
AKC Dog Show.
For more info call 928-726-4420

December 3 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Welcome Back Winter Visitor Bash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with Sun Media.  For more info, call 928-783-3333.

December 4 (Yuma Civic Center)
Sports Turf/Tree & Landscape Expo. For professionals & homeowners. Open to the public. For more info contact 928-373-5040

December 5-7 (Fairgrounds)
Potpourri Arts & Crafts Show. For more info call 928-726-4420

December 5 (Yuma Civic Center)
Yuma Rotary Club Kammann Sausage Fry.  For more info contact 928-373-5040

December 6 (Veterans Stadium)
El Toro Bowl. The two very best NJCAA football teams in the nation collide for pride & possibly a national championship. Get tickets at www.eltorobowl.com.

December 9
Behind the Big Guns Tour. This inside look at Yuma Proving Ground departs from Yuma Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

December 12-14 (Snider Auditorium)
The Nutcracker, presented by Ballet Yuma. For more info, call Jennifer Coleman at 928-446-6770 or go to www.balletyuma.org .

December 12-14 (Yuma Civic Center)
Anderson’s Americana Indian Art & Jewelry Show. For more info contact 928-373-5040

December 13 (Historic Downtown)
Pre-Parade Plug-in Party (for kids 12 & under) 2-5 pm.
For more info call 928-783-0071 or 928-376-0100.

December 13 (Historic Downtown)
12th Annual Dorothy Young Memorial Electric Light Parade.  Bring the family to this great free event and enjoy marching bands & view floats and vehicles decorated with beautiful Christmas lights.  For more info call 928-783-0071 or go to www.visityuma.com

December 14 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Late Nite Catechism
Uproarious interactive theater!  Audience members are Sister’s students in her catechism class – Fun for all ages and faiths!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

December 16 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Diamonds in the Rough
The Ultimate Tribute Show to Neil Diamond and his music, Greg Diamond brings the look and sound to create the singer/songwriter’s greatest hits.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

December 18 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
A Swingin’ Christmas
Set in the style of a classic television Christmas Special, this concert will put you “In the Mood” featuring an amazing six-piece swing band and an all-star cast of vocalists boasting credentials ranging from Broadway to American Idol! For more info, call 928-373-5202.

December 19-21 (Foothills)
The Annual Foothills Parade of Christmas Lights starts each evening at 6pm at Foothills Blvd & 46th Street.  For more info call 310-339-2621.

December 19-21 (Yuma Transit Center)
Holiday Light Tour 7-8:30 p.m. with hot drinks & snacks prior to boarding.
For more info, call 928-783-2235.

December 20 (Somerton)
Somerton Tamale Festival presented by El Diabilito ASU Alumni Club. About 85,000 tamales of all varieties will be served up to fund scholarships for local students, along with live music and entertainment. For more info, call 928-388-4837 or go to www.somertontamalefestival.com.

December 20-21 (Snider Auditorium)
The Nutcracker, presented by Yuma Ballet Theater. For more info, go to www.yumaballettheatre.org

December 20-21 (Yuma Civic Center)
Yuma Territorial Gun Show. For more info contact 928-373-5040.



JANUARY 2015

Farmers Markets:

Sunrise Farmers Market at Yuma Quartermaster Depot (free park admission) every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call 928-782-0063 or www.yumafarmersmarket.com.

Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru April 1. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru the last Saturday in March. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Field to Feast Tours:
January 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29, and 31. Hands-on ag tour departs from Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Savor Yuma Culinary Tours:
January 6 & 21. Join us for a progressive dinner with friends. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.

January 3-4 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)

Murphy’s Gun Show. For more info, call 928-726-4420.

January 6 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Class of ’65
In this recurring series, which highlights Billboard’s Top 100 from fifty years ago, this Class of ’65 show will feature all the top hits from the year 1965!  There are so many enduring hits, our hard-rockin’ band might have to do them all!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

January 9-11 (Yuma Civic Center)
Arizona Antique Show. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

January 9-11 (Jaycee Clubhouse)
Yuma Jaycee’s 39th Annual Worthen Memorial Old Time Fiddle Contest.  For more info, call 928-344-5451.

January 10 (Historic Downtown)
City of Yuma’s Military Appreciation Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual event honors active and retired service personnel and features historic photographs, speakers, and presentations plus vendors of all varieties. For more info, call 928-373-5028.

January 10 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Gear Head Car Show. For more info, call 928-726-4420.

January 10-11 (Yuma Territorial Prison)
Gathering of the Gunfighters brings Old West re-enactment groups from around the Southwest for two days of fun competition—and lots of shootin’, hollerin’ and actin’!  For info call 928-783-4771

January 11 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
New Christy Minstrels
An original folk band of the sixties – Randy Sparks and other members brought back the folksy side of music.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

January 13
Farmer to Farmer “technical” ag tour for those with a background in farming departs from the Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

January 13
Behind the Big Guns Tour. This inside look at Yuma Proving Ground departs from Yuma Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

January 14 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Puttin’ on the Ritz
Irving Berlin’s music defined 20th century America.  This prolific and Academy Award-winning composer wrote more than 1,500 songs.  Join us for an evening of remembrance and reverence – sit Cheek to Cheek with your sweetie because we’ll definitely be Puttin’ on the Ritz!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

January 16-17 (Yuma Readiness & Community Center)
10th Annual Woodcarving Expo, with demonstrations, raffles, local and out-of-town vendors. For more info, call 928-373-5000.

January 16
Date Night – Join YVB for a gourmet dinner served in a date grove with a menu featuring Medjool dates. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

January 16 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Hot August Night
The Ultimate Neil Diamond Tribute!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

January 16-17 (Yuma Civic Center)
Desert Lily Quilters Annual Quilt Show. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

January 17 (Historic North End)
North End Classic Criterium Bike Race, For more information, call 920-8482.

January 17 (Madison Ave)
German Fest on Madison 10a.m.-8p.m., musik, gut essen und bier! For more info, call 928-329-4777.

January 17 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Annual 4H BBQ. For more info, call 928-726-4420 

January 17 (Wellton)
Wellton Tractor Rodeo benefits Yuma Regional Medical Foundation. Biscuit & sausage breakfast, barbecue beef dinner, entertainment, tractor rodeo games, antique tractor pull, assorted food & demonstration booths, games and rides. Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation & Drainage District, 30570 Wellton Mohawk Drive. For more information, call 928-344-2000.

January 18 (Yuma Civic Center)
Mexicali Expo. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

January 23-25 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Potpourri Arts & Crafts Show. For more info, call 928-726-4420.

January 23-25 (Yuma Civic Center)
American Shows Yuma Home & Garden Show. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

January 24 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
SAILA (Southern Arizona International Livestock Association) Livestock Show. For more info, call 928-726-4420.

January 28 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Acrobats of China
This acrobatic troupe originally from Beijing is coming from Branson, MO, where they perform 6 months out of the year in their own “Chinese Palace” Theater.  For more info,  call 928-373-5202. 

January 29 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Doo-Wop Divas
You’ll fall head-over-heels for these four knock-outs as they re-live the golden years of doo-wop and early Rock and Roll.   For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

January 29-31 (Foothills Library)
Mountain Shadows Artists Association Annual Art Show. For more info, call 928-345-9503.

January 30-Feb. 1 (Yuma Civic Center)
Anderson’s Americana Indian Art & Jewelry Show. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

January 30 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
The Neil Sedaka Legacy
A tribute to the music of Neil Sedaka!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

January 31 (Cocopah Casino Resort)
Yuma Territorial Marathon and Half Marathon. This certified, chip-timed race is a good bet for fast times because it's a flat, low-altitude, out-and-back course. For more info, call 928-343-1715 or go to www.yumamarathon.com.

January 31 (Yuma Pioneer Cemetery)
13th annual Dining With the Dead walking tour and dinner with Colorado River Riders re-enactment group portraying early citizens of Yuma. Dinner catered and served by Texas Roadhouse, benefits Saddles of Joy. For more info, call Betsy Gottsponer at 928-446-2892.

January 31-February 1 (Quartermaster Depot)
Civil War Days lets you experience living history with two re-enactment battles each day.  For more info, call 928-373-5198.

FEBRUARY

Farmers Markets:

Sunrise Farmers Market at Yuma Quartermaster Depot (free park admission) every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call 928-782-0063 or www.yumafarmersmarket.com.

Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru April 1. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru the last Saturday in March. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Field to Feast Tours:
February 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 18, 19, 21. Hands-on ag tour departs from Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Savor Yuma Culinary Tours
February 3 & 18. Join us for a progressive dinner with friends. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.

February 1 (begins Jan. 31 - Quartermaster Depot)
Civil War Days lets you experience living history with two re-enactment battles each day.  For more info, call 928-373-5198.

February 1 (begins Jan. 30 - Yuma Civic Center)
Anderson’s Americana Indian Art & Jewelry Show. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

February 6-8 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Two Rivers Renaissance Faire. Experience the 16th century with merriment for all, including fire dancers, jugglers, musicians & singers performing bawdy songs & more! For more info, call 928-257-2056.

February 7 (Historic Downtown)
Yuma River Daze Blues Festival. Annual arts and crafts event with a cornucopia of vendors and food booths to satisfy all palates. For more info, call 928-373-5028

February 7 (Historic North End)
Redondo Days gala fundraising dinner and auction to benefit Yuma County Historical Society. For more info, call 928-782-1841, arizonahistoricalsociety.org.

February 10
Farmer to Farmer “technical” ag tour for those with a background in farming departs from the Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

February 10
Behind the Big Guns Tour. This inside look at Yuma Proving Ground departs from Yuma Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

February 10
Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds – A Salute to Gunfighter Ballads and Songs of the West
Relax after a long day on the trail and enjoy a show that captures the essence of Arizona and the Old West through classic Country-Western music and old-fashioned storytelling.  Join our cowboy crooners as they play and sing hits from Mary Robbins, Gene Autry and the Sons of the Pioneers.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

February 12
Surf Rock Beach Pary!
This half concert/half party will feature your favorite summertime hits – from the Beach Boys and Dick Dale to Jimmy Buffett and the Ventures.  Grab y our board, put on your craziest Hawaiian shirt and join us!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

February 13 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
A Tribute to Shania Twain and Tim McGraw
An amazing tribute to Shania Twain and Tim McGraw, direct from Vegas!  For more info, call 928-373-5202

February 13
Date Night – Join YVB for a gourmet dinner served in a date grove with a menu featuring Medjool dates. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

February 13-15 (Yuma Civic Center)
Yuma Square & Round Dance Festival with cuers and callers from around the region. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

February 13-15 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
70th Annual Yuma Jaycee Silver Spur Rodeo. PRCA-sanctioned rodeo draws top cowboys & cowgirls from the Turquoise Circuit & beyond. For more info, call Peggy Collins at 928-446-2443.

February 14 (Historic North End)
Silver Spur Rodeo Parade with vehicles, horses, clowns, dance groups, and bands.  For more info, call Peggy Collins at 928-446-2443.

February 15 (YCC)
Yuma Masonic Lodge Annual Barbecue. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

February 17 (Yuma Civic Center)
Canadian Snowbird Association Meeting. For more info, call 928-373-5040

February 21 (Madison Ave)
Redondo Days Family Fiesta, with free historic presentations, pioneer cookin’ and fun for the all. For more info, call 928-782-1841, arizonahistoricalsociety.org.

February 21 (Yuma Civic Center)
Sons of Norway 13th Annual Scandinavian Festival.  For more info, call 928-373-5040.

February 19-22 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
2014 Yuma Hamfest/Arizona Section Convention. American Radio Relay League sanctioned event.  Talk-in Freq. 146.840 MHz (-) PL Tone: 88.5. For more info, go to www.yumahamfest.org.

February 19-21 (Yuma Art Center/Historic North End)
36th Annual Yuma Art Symposium. This total-immersion art event includes exhibitions, events, demonstrations and performances by nationally and internationally recognized and emerging artists in metal, clay, photography, printmaking, wood, painting, and sculpture. For more info, call 928-782-1934 or go to www.yumasymposium.org

February 20-21 (Mary Elizabeth Post Auditorium)
15th Annual Snowbird Jammers Jam benefit for YRMC School Health Program. For more info, call Lorne Tveit at 928-329-6236.

February 23-27 (AZ Western College)
International Spinach Conference.  For more info, contact Kristan Sheppeard at 928-246-3408.

February 24 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Travelin’ Man – A Salute to Ricky Nelson and Teen Idols
Teenage girls around the globe swooned every time 50s and 60s –era teen idols Ricky Nelson, Fabian, Bobby Rydell and Paul Anka hit the stage.  Travelin’ Man celebrates all those songs that set hearts fluttering!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

February 24-27 (AZ Western College)
Southwest Agriculture Summit farming industry conference. For more info, call 928-783-9355 or go to swagsummit.com.

February 26 (Yuma Civic Center)
COY Senior Games Closing Ceremonies. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

February 26 (QMD)
Harvest Dinner. Proceeds from this gala celebration of Yuma agriculture community help fund local ag scholarships.  For more info, call 928-376-0100 or go to www.lettucedays.com/harvestdinner.

February 27 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
“Diamond” Dave Somerville
The Rock & Roll History Bus Tour, featuring the Lead Singer from The Diamonds!  For more info, call 928-373-5202

February 27 & 28 (MCAS)
53rd Annual Marine Corp Air Station Yuma Airshow and Open House. With the theme of "Yuma Air Circus," this year’s air show will include rehearsals, a children’s expo and a twilight preview on Friday as well as daylong performances and displays Saturday. Form more info, call Greg McShane 928-269-3327 or go to www.yumaairshow.com.

February 28 (Yuma Civic Center)
Hui ‘O Hawai’i of Yuma Luau. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

February 28 & March 1 (University of Arizona Yuma Ag Center)
Yuma Lettuce Days Festival goes “down on the farm” on the UA research farm (6425 W. 8th St.) with live cooking demonstrations and contests, product samples, farm and equipment displays, fun for kids, music, entertainment and lots of food and drink. For more info, go to www.yumalettucedays.com.

February 28 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Belt Buckle Blow Out Livestock Show.  For more info, call 928-726-4420.

February 28 (Historic Yuma Theare)
Riders in the Sky
They’re back in Yuma after touring the world.  The Riders will sing, yodel, play guitars, accordions and fiddles.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.



MARCH

Farmers Markets:

Sunrise Farmers Market at Yuma Quartermaster Depot (free park admission) every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call 928-782-0063 or www.yumafarmersmarket.com.

Historic Downtown Yuma - Every Tuesday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru April 1. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Yuma Palms Regional Center - Every Saturday except holidays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. thru the last Saturday in March. Benefits Crossroads Mission. For more info, call 425-941-5030.

Field to Feast Tours:
March 4 & 5. Hands-on ag tour departs from Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Savor Yuma Culinary Tours
March 3 & 11. Join us for a progressive dinner with friends. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.

March 1 (begins Feb. 28 - University of Arizona Yuma Ag Center)
Yuma Lettuce Days Festival goes “down on the farm” on the UA research farm (6425 W. 8th St.) with live cooking demonstrations and contests, product samples, farm and equipment displays, fun for kids, music, entertainment and lots of food and drink. For more info, go to www.yumalettucedays.com.

March 3
Farmer to Farmer “technical” ag tour for those with a background in farming departs from the Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

March 3
The Best of Broadway
Four talented vocalists present a riveting salute to the music of the Great White Way in this concert production highlighting Broadway’s greatest hits with a mix of old and new – from “Oklahoma” and “West Side Story” to modern classics including “Les Miserable” and favorites from Andrew Lloyd Webber.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

March 6 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
ABBA Fab
The Premier ABBA Experience!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

March 6-8 (Various locations)
9th Annual Studio Tour Mountain Shadows Artists Association member’s studios. For more info, call 928-345-9503.

March 6-8 (Desert Sun Stadium)
23rd Annual Midnight at the Oasis. This classic car show features more than 1,000 classic cars, plus vendors, food, rides for the kids, Friday and Saturday evening concerts and a “cruise-in” to kick things off.  For more info, call 928-343-1715 or go to www.midnightattheoasis.net.

March 7 (Yuma Quartermaster Depot)
Arizona Archaeology Expo, free, educational event for adults and children alike that features Native American craft demonstrations, field trips, and informational booths on Arizona's prehistoric and historic heritage. For more info, call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

March 10 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Luck of the Irish – A Salute to Music, Dance and comedy from the Emerald Isle
This show promises plenty of surprises: you might find yourself doing a jig, singing along with an Irish fiddler, playing a penny whistle, reciting a limerick or taking party in an authentic contra-dance! For more info, all 928-373-5202.

March 13
Date Night – Join YVB for a gourmet dinner served in a date grove with a menu featuring Medjool dates. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

March 15
Bring Back that Lovin’ Feelin’ – A Salute to Righteous Brothers and Blue-Eyed Soul
Sensational artists such as The Righteous Brothers, The Kingsmen, The Rascals and Dion were the cornerstones of this movement, and their music has inspired artists ever since.  This concert features classics including Unchained Melody, Just Once in My Life, Louie Louie and The Wanderer.    For more info, call 928-373-5202.

March 18
Behind the Big Guns Tour. This inside look at Yuma Proving Ground departs from Yuma Quartermaster Depot. Advance reservations required, for info and tickets call 800-293-0071 or 928-783-0071.

March 18 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
3 Redneck Tenors
Back by popular demand, these refugees from a Texas Roadhouse, these classically trained tenors put a spin on the greatest tenors hits, southern style.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.  

March 20 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
The Spouse Whisperer
Mark Cordes, The Spouse Whisperer.  For more information, call 928-373-5202.  

March 21-22 (Yuma Civic Center)
Murphy’s Gun Show. For more info, call 928-373-5040

March 24 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
American Made – A Salute to the Oak Ridge Boys, the Statler Brothers and Country Gospel!
Nothing rivals the pure sound of a country-gospel quartet, and we’re bringing you one of the best!  The Presidio Boys masterfully recreate the hits of Country and Gospel Music’s favorite vocal groups- including the Oak Ridge Boys, the Statler Brothers, the Cathedrals and more!  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

March 28 (Historic Downtown)
4th Annual Music on Main.  Free entertainment and lots of vendors, fun, and food. For more info, call 928-373-5028.

March 28 (Historic Yuma Theatre)
Good Rockin’ LIVE! – A salute to Sun Records and the Birth of Rock and Roll
This live concert event pays tribute to the birth of rock and roll and the music legends Sun Records helped propel to stardom.  Good Rockin’ Live tells the tale of how rock was born through the music and stories of those who lived it.  For more info, call 928-373-5202.

March 31-April 5 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Yuma County Fair. For more info, call 928-726-4420.

 

APRIL

Sunrise Farmers Market at Yuma Quartermaster Depot (free park admission) every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call 928-782-0063 or www.yumafarmersmarket.com.

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.

April 1-5 (begins March 31 - Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Yuma County Fair. For more info, call 928-726-4420 or go to www.yumafair.com.

April 10-12 (Desert Hills & Las Barrancas)
29th Annual P.K. Hodges S.W. Ag Golf Tournament to benefit Hospice of Yuma. For more info, call 928-343-2222 or go to www.hospiceofyuma.com.

April 11 (Yuma Civic Center)
5th Annual Tunes & Tacos Festival. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

April 17-19 (Yuma County Fairgrounds)
Prison Hill Motorcycle Run. For more info, call 928-726-4420.

April 18 (Historic Downtown)
ARTbeat-an outdoor juried art show that features local and regional artists working on a variety of media. For more info, call928-373-5202.

April 25 (Yuma Civic Center)
Relay for Life. For more info, call 928-373-5040.
 


MAY

Historic Walking Tours of downtown & the riverfront with Steve Cook sponsored by Yuma County Historical Society. Every Tuesday or for groups at other times by special arrangement. There is a charge, proceeds go to local historic preservation, call 928-287-3879 for details and to reserve.

May 1 (Historic Down Town)
Cinco de Mayo Menos Cuatro block party. 6p.m. to 11p.m. For more info, call 928-373-5028.

May 2 (Yuma Civic Center)
City of Yuma Parks & Recreation Camp Out. For more info, call 928-373-5040.

*Dates & times are subject to change*
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